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Official Introductions Thread. New Members, Post your introduction here...
Mr. Dale
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jan 26, 2004
Posts: 300
From: a garage somewhere in Arvada, Colorado
Posted: 2004-02-10 12:10 pm   Permalink

Aloha ya all!
Just got to say, I've been looking over your shoulders for about a month now and brothers and sisters, you got me inspired!
There are some truly amazing works being done in the creating section!
I carved my first Tiki last year and am working on my second now and then bam! I found ya all!
I'll post it on here as soon as figure all this out and then you can all laugh at it.
This is truly a heaven sent thing to be seeing all this fine work and rooms and bars and lamps and AND AND........!
Thanks for letting this bald drunkard art major hang out with ya all. You're keeping me inspired! Because as you can imagine, there isn't a whole lot of tiki's, rum, bikini's or beaches up here in snowy Colorado!
But man I'm doin' my best to bring it!
I even found a banana palm that will survive to -20 f. if treated right! I'll be the only cat in Colorado with palm trees, tikis and torches in his yard!
Thanks again, sinningcerely, Mr. Dale


 
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Unga Bunga
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jun 06, 2003
Posts: 5856
From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2004-02-10 12:16 pm   Permalink

Welcome Mr. Dale!
Have fun.


 
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RocknRollGirl
Member

Joined: Feb 09, 2004
Posts: 7
From: Burbank, CA
Posted: 2004-02-10 12:28 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the welcome, all! Much appreciated!

 
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doctiki
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Feb 07, 2004
Posts: 55
Posted: 2004-02-10 10:31 pm   Permalink

With a old west outlaw in my past, and a passion for tiki stuff, hence the title of doctiki. I have lived here in Las
vega, Nv. for over 15 yr. but just now getting into sand ,surf, tikis, and rum and coke. So thanks for a place to come to and look around, plan to make guest room oveer into a tiki bar later this year. Aloha Doctiki




























 
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
Posts: 10397
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2004-02-11 08:18 am   Permalink

Welcome to the new TC'ers. Can't wait to see "DocTiki" carve his first tiki using his trusty Colt 45.
MrDale, If we laugh, it's because we see some of our Own old work in yours..Come on, post some pix, we Love pix..
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velveteenlounge
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Feb 13, 2004
Posts: 324
From: Velveteen Lounge, NY
Posted: 2004-02-13 12:58 pm   Permalink

Hi everyone! I'm a performer, craftsperson and writer who lives about an hour outside of NYC. I've been a fan of tiki for a long time, but have only started collecting within the past year, since my husband and I bought a house and now have room for all of our stuff. I'm glad to be here and look forward to meeting you!

 
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tiki greg
Member

Joined: Feb 13, 2004
Posts: 2
Posted: 2004-02-13 7:28 pm   Permalink

aloha
my old username is not working so I re registered. Anyone know what happened?
I did go by dieseltiki before. I hope I haven't been banned!


 
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SES
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Sep 14, 2003
Posts: 992
Posted: 2004-02-14 11:59 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-02-13 19:28, tiki greg wrote:
aloha
my old username is not working so I re registered. Anyone know what happened?
I did go by dieseltiki before. I hope I haven't been banned!



Not sure what happened to the old one but there already is a tikigreg so might get confusing...


 
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ZuluMagoo
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jun 26, 2002
Posts: 484
From: Denver, CO
Posted: 2004-02-14 12:36 pm   Permalink

Aloha Mr. Dale. There aren't many of us here in Denver, but we can still hang with the best of them. Check out a previous post about some of the finds here in the Rocky Mountain State.

http://tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic-new.php?topic=3115&forum=1&vpost=27969

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Bwana Tiki
Grand Member (first year)  

Joined: Feb 14, 2004
Posts: 110
From: Left Coast (south)
Posted: 2004-02-14 6:24 pm   Permalink

Okay Fine, New guy here....
I'm feeling a bit of a rush so... just a note to let y'all know i'ma prowling abouts. I'll stop in the next few days fer a propper introduction, I'm off to the ValenTikiTine thinggy, ah yeah I'm left coast, and I'm half crocked before I even hit mu front door. I'll save the other half fer El Sugundo.

Okay so... ciao
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TikiX
Member

Joined: Feb 16, 2004
Posts: 4
From: Sacto, Ca
Posted: 2004-02-19 5:57 pm   Permalink

Aloha all!
I too have been lurking around here for quite a while; although I have only recently been back to visiting everyday, and it's great. What a wonderful distraction at work!

I have been a closet tiki fan, and have a modest collection that I have been working on for a year or so. The past few months I have developed more of an addiction, and have been collecting a broader selection of pieces.

It's hard to say what originally attracted me to tikis besides the kitsch factor, but I would have to say in the end it's the alcohol.

The building that I moved into last year is a 160 year old corner building in the China Town section of a Northern California town. The lower floor used to be a very posh Chinese restaurant called the "King's Inn". It closed in the 1960's sometime, but what was left behind is most amazing. The basement of the restaurant was a private tiki bar for the more wealthy patrons, and it remains in excellent condition to this day (although unused). The mural paintings are even in great shape. I am currently trying to procure the building (more on that some other time).

So that's my introduction. Thanks for the fish!

Cheers!
Chris


 
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Tikiwahine
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Apr 09, 2003
Posts: 3293
From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2004-02-19 6:07 pm   Permalink

Alooooha TikiX!

Welcome to Tiki Central!

I, like you am a serious Tiki Addict. I check out my favorite thrift store pretty much every day on my lunch break.

Can't wait to see pictures of your digs! Sounds amazing!
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
Posts: 10397
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2004-02-19 6:58 pm   Permalink

Welcome Bwana Tiki and TikiX come on in and stay awhile.
TikiX, likeTikiwahine, I can't wait to see pix of the old TikiBar you described. Don't just leave us hanging.
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TikiX
Member

Joined: Feb 16, 2004
Posts: 4
From: Sacto, Ca
Posted: 2004-02-19 8:11 pm   Permalink

Pictures soon! Pictures soon!

Thanks for all the kind vibes.

TikiX


 
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Bwana Tiki
Grand Member (first year)  

Joined: Feb 14, 2004
Posts: 110
From: Left Coast (south)
Posted: 2004-02-19 10:12 pm   Permalink

Okay Fine,
I’ve been skulking around, sometimes posting, reading, and even showed up at Valen-tiki-tine at the PO. So I guess it’s high time I introduce myself. But before I do I have to say you TCers have made quite an impression on me so far. I am struck by the amount of truly fine artists who make TC a regular stop. Believe me when I say this is no small complement coming from the likes of me. I have been involved in art in one form or another my entire life, in fact I could count on one hand my non-artist friends. Almost every job I have ever had has been in art related fields and art is something I take seriously, (I’m not that thrilled with the choice of the word “seriously” as I’m not a serious person, but I’m attempting to make a point so it will have to do). Anyway I wanted to say up front that as a group you have already earned my deepest respect. But enough about you… this is an introduction so lets get to it.
Anyone who knows me knows that Tiki is a big part of my life. It has been this way for quite some time. At the tender age of seven I carved my first Tiki from a piece of fire wood, I have no earthly idea what became of it, but I remember it fondly to this day. Alas it was also the only Tiki I ever carved, but it was an important thing, and someday soon I hope to get back to it. I have a rather modest Tiki bar, but it holds a special place in my heart as I have been drinking at this same bar literally my entire life. It was originally owned by my grandfather who purchased it upon his return from the south pacific after WWII. I started out as a nipper with a penchant for grenadine rickeys. As time wore on I moved on up the food chain. A few years back my grandfather passed away and the “monkey bar” was passed on to me, it is my prize possession and no other can take its place. And then there is the matter of the uke… no such vintage whooie in this category. I play a fluke and love it. Its big as ukes go, its loud and brash and has more than its share of plastic. Not much on vintage song either. I tend to seek out songs that seem somewhat ill suited for uke and deconstruct them until they work out, sort of a square peg approach. I spend a lot of time circling my pool, playing uke and scowling at the water for having the unmitigated audacity to be cold, endless summer my eye. Most recently I have undertaken the study of the landscape and am about to earn a degree in landscape architecture (BSLA). For work I design and consult on high end pools and fountains. So far I have found no Tiki clients, but feel sure that Tiki will show them the way when the time is right.
Well that should be enough to get you started. I’m thrilled at the prospect of associating with such an active group of like minded people, people who won’t ask me to “lay off that damn toy guitar already”.

Keep the faith,
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